Is porridge healthy?
As it turns a little colder and we head towards the clocks going back at the end of the month, it’s nice to have a hot, rather than cold, breakfast at home, at your desk or on the go! We live in an instant world and none more so than the porridge market – just add boiling water, stir and your oats are ready to eat!
Research has revealed that eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day can help protect the heart against disease. Whole grains are already widely believed to be beneficial for health and studies have shown that those who eat the most whole grains seem to have better protection. It’s also a fact that youngsters who eat oats are 50% less likely to be overweight.
Boiling taps for instant porridge and snacks
A bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a longer and healthier lifestyle. Oats are the breakfast choice of many athletes and dieters as they are high in fibre and release energy slowly throughout the day helping to reduce snacking and overeating.
- Wholegrains can boost bone mineral density
- Lower blood pressure
- Promote healthy gut bacteria
- Improve blood sugar control linked to diabetes
- Reduce heart disease
Everyone can enjoy porridge for their breakfast. While some culinary experts claim that the best way to cook it is very slowly, not all of us have the luxury of time and need a quick and easy meal.
Regardless of the type, shape or size, all porridge oats (instant and otherwise) are wholegrains and they all contain a soluble fibre called beta-glucan. This fabulous fibre has been found to lower cholesterol which helps towards to heart health. Coronary heart disease is Britain’s biggest killer.
Happily, there are now many leading brands of instant porridge pots on the market and in our high street cafes. These instant oats simply need boiling water adding to them and maybe some honey or fresh fruit. The Wolfys brand of porridge already come with a unique fruity jam compote inside.
Did you know instant boiling taps such as a KettleTap makes porridge making so simple, without wasting time and energy waiting for the kettle to boil? Serving boiling water at the touch of a button, ready when you are, so you can make your favourite hot snack - porridge, couscous or pasta - instantly.
We have many brands to choose from our hot tap site according to location, performance and budget. Talk taps with our hydration team on 0800 731 1491 or head over to the website.